WMID-B172F5: A Medieval Spindle Whorl

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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: WMID-B172F5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete lead or lead alloy spindle whorl dating to the Medieval to Post Medieval periods (c. AD 1100 - 1600). The object is bi-convex; circular in plan with a prominant medial rib and a circular central aperture measuring 9.69mm in diameter. The whorl is decorated with raised radial lines on one face, and raised dots and lines on the other face. The whorl has traces of a pinkish white patina adhering.

Similar objects recorded on the PAS database include: SWYOR-A16042; DUR-E85D28; and SWYOR-2F0743.

The overall dimensions are as follows: 27.77mm in diameter, 18.48mm in thickness and 41.35g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 18.48 mm
Weight: 41.35 g
Diameter: 27.77 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Susheela Burford
Identified by: Dr Susheela Burford

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Linear
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Quatt Malvern (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7588
Four figure Latitude: 52.48933604
Four figure longitude: -2.36961004
1:25K map: SO7588
1:10K map: SO78NE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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